At times, you could forget that Keith Thurman is still an active fighter. Seldom does he enter the ring nowadays and unsurprisingly, fans were shocked when his comeback fight was announced. Officially, after two years of being both out of sight and out of mind, will come to an end when Thurman walks through a Las Vegas arena on March 30th, to take on Tim Tszyu at a catchweight of 155 pounds.

Although he spent most of his time out of the public eye, Thurman, sporadically, provided fans with his analysis of fighters and upcoming fights. Of course, he’s now back to being a full-time fighter. However, he did recently admit that on his sabbatical, he watched a few of Tszyu’s ring appearances. He might have an undefeated record and a propensity for beautiful knockouts but it’s safe to say that Thurman doesn’t view him as some great fighter with a perplexing style to figure out.

“Very fundamentally sound, move forward,” Thurman told Premier Boxing Champions when describing Tszyu’s style. “I could say basic but also tough, durable, patient, and he’s looking to hurt you.”

Tszyu has always been good but in order to grow, he knew that he had to get away from the comforts of his Australian home. So, from now on, he plans on fighting stateside. But before he plants his Aussie flag in America, the 29-year-old has looked unbeatable in Australia. With wins over Tony Harrison, Carlos Ocampo, and Brian Mendoza, the WBO junior middleweight titlist strongly believes that he’s one of the best fighters in the world.

Thurman is a realist. He knows that Tszyu is going to be a handful. A two-year layoff also won’t help his cause. He might view Tszyu’s style as a bit rudimentary and mundane but Thurman also knows that he needs to bring his A game if he wants to leave the ring with a victory.

“I’m gonna have to be sharp and stay on my toes for this one.”